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Top Photography Apps For Your Phone

13 August 2014
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There are zillions of photography apps available for your phone. Cut through the rubbish and check out this collection of our preferred photo apps.

VSCO Cam

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VSCO  stands for Visual Supply Company. Their app is free, which is awesome because it contains a wide variety of  dynamic base level filters. In addition to the base filters, VSCO cam has its own market place where you can purchase other interesting filters from their online store. Even if you don’t want to purchase additional filters, it’s worth checking the market place every so often because they’ll occasionally give away freebies. If you feel that your current photography editing apps aren’t up to par, this one is worth the download. The interface of VSCO Cam is sharp, clean, and intuitive with easy connectivity to social media.

Afterlight

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We’ll go on record endorsing that AfterLight is worth .99 cents. This app contains an overwhelming number of awesome filters, light leaks, cool borders, and other editing options (like layering photos) that you can use to enhance pics. In all honesty, this app is slightly redundant with VSCO Cam, however it gears more towards in-depth photo editing, and there are far more features since it’s a paid app. Many people like to have multiple editing apps just for the sake of broader options.

SquaReady

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SquaReady basically serves one majorly important function: re-sizing panorama pics for Instagram and the like. There app isn’t particularly sexy (note the the bland looking SquaReady logo), but for whatever reason they’ve seemed to corner the market on re-sizing panoramas. Because of this incredibly useful features, SquareReady is pretty much a staple photography app.

Snapseed

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Snapseed is Google’s crack at a photo editing application. Almost everything Google creates is impervious to criticism, so this app is probably worth your time. Try out their HDR filter – it’s one of the best available. You can see the contrast between the original photo and HDR above.

645 PRO Mk II

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This is an app for true photography enthusiast. It costs $3.99, but you’ll find it to be well worth the price if you’re a professional (or at least a serious amateur) photographer. 645 PRO Mk II replicates the experience of using an single lens reflex (SLR) camera.

Fixel

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One of the more recent photography apps we discovered, Fixel is a free app that effectively patches photographs. Reference the pic above to see what we mean – it’s really handy. Fixel’s patching technology is pretty impressive considering it’s ease of use!

There are loads of photo apps available, and it can become time consuming to figure out which are actually worthwhile. Often times you’ll find the functionality of photo apps to be redundant. To our knowledge, these are the best available for what they offer. Truth be told, even amongst the 6 listed above, there are some things we would tweak if possible. New apps for photos are coming out all the time. If you have any favorites that we might have missed, please let us know! We enjoy the discussion.